Wednesday, August 9, 2017

By the Gods!

Malik (Giovanna Galletti) assists her Queen (Anouk Aimée) from her roman litter in SODOM & GOMORRA (1962)

That's Pier Angeli and a dismounting Stanley Baker behind Anouk. The slave at her feet is uncredited. I doubt a roman litter looked like that back in the day but it makes for an entertaining presentation. It just doesn't cover enough, certainly with a scorching sun above. I also don't think roman litters were called roman litters when this story took place, just litter. The mileage on this must be very low.

Part of the PEPLUM clichés series

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

Interesting photo; I agree fully with your comments.

As you once noted perceptively, whenever a Patrician lady arrived in a litter in a film set in the Roman Empire she was almost certainly a villain.

Often this role was played by Gianna Maria Canale (my secret heart throb!).

Later on in the movie Gianna will most likely be cruel to her slavegirl, often due to a love triangle.